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SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 26, 2007


Roger Carlsen; Karen McFerrin; Jerry Price; Roberta Weber; Dee Anna Willis

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This conference has 4 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 702

  1. Choosing Their Technology: Integrating Technology into Pre-Service Teacher Reflective Practice

    Melanie Shoffner, Purdue University, United States

    Teacher educators have incorporated a range of technology into pre-service teacher preparation, applying technology to support the creation of technologically proficient teachers and reflective... More

    pp. 1685-1687

  2. Ownership and Technology Proficiency Among Preservice Teachers

    Jenkins Stephen J., Terry Diamanduros & Elizabeth Downs, Georgia Southern University, United States

    Results of a technology ownership and use survey among undergraduates revealed high ownership and use and proficiency in some educational applications and not others. Research has shown that... More

    pp. 1688-1689

  3. Open Source Software and the Invisible Revolution

    Daniel Stuckart, Wagner College, United States

    While many educators are familiar with proprietary software like Microsoft Internet Explorer, Word, and Adobe Acrobat, few are aware of the subtle and pervasive presence of open source software ... More

    pp. 1690-1694

  4. Synthetic Learning: Are Hands-On Technology Enriched Activities Increasing Students’ Learning?

    Melissa A. Thomeczek, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE, United States; Jennifer Smith, North Elementary School, United States

    Abstract: This study was designed to compare the learning effects of traditional field trips versus virtual field trips. In this study, a control group received only classroom instruction. One... More

    pp. 1695-1697

  5. Creating Ongoing Educational Technology Collaboration between a City School District and the University

    Harry Tuttle & Joe Shedd, Syracuse University, United States

    Syracuse University's School of Education and the Syracuse City School District have multi-faceted collaborations to provide for ongoing technology infusion in the city schools. The School of... More

    pp. 1698-1699

  6. Designing Teacher Websites with the guidance of parents

    Zafer Unal, usf st. petersburg, United States

    This study sought to address some of the shortcomings in the literature on teacher websites by conducting an online survey of both teachers and parents of elementary schools regarding their beliefs... More

    pp. 1700-1702

  7. Reporting the Teacher and Student Feedbacks on the use of InstantWebQuest after three years

    Zafer Unal, usf st. petersburg, United States

    Educators love WebQuests. It has been the greatest idea of integrating Internet into the curriculum. However, it has also been identified that the learning part of how to publish a website is a... More

    pp. 1703-1708

  8. The Teachers’ Stages in the Innovation Decision Process and Their Satisfaction and Importance Level About Provided Support in the ICT Adoption Process

    Yasemin Usluel, Hayriye Tugba Dogan, Ayse Atasayar, Ibrahim Kasalak & Ozkan Misirli, Hacettepe University, Turkey

    In this study, the teachers' ICT usage related to teaching tasks and activities were investigated based on Roger's theory of "diffusion of innovation". The teachers' current stages in the... More

    pp. 1709-1714

  9. Factors that Motivate and Inhibit the Use of Technology in Secondary Classrooms

    Melissa Varley, University of Phoenix, United States

    Abstract: This paper is a report on the findings of a qualitative case study conducted in 2001 and 2006 regarding the implementation of technology into secondary classrooms. Interviews and... More

    pp. 1715-1719

  10. Building a Community of Practice

    Selma Vonderwell, Cleveland State University, United States; Teresa Franklin, Ohio University, United States; Sajit Zachariah, The University of Akron, United States

    This presentation will describe three projects and the process of building a community from the catalystOhio Technology Committee (cTC). These projects are Online Learning, training of faculty in... More

    pp. 1720-1722

  11. Collaboration: Transforming Teaching and Learning Practice through ICTs in Architectural Education

    Tsung-Juang Wang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

    Current pedagogical approaches must prepare students for collaborative thinking and at the same time cultivate independent reflection. In a knowledge-based society teachers will need to adapt to... More

    pp. 1723-1730

  12. Creating Teacher Made Materials – Can It Be Done Using Technology?

    Diana Williams & Tonja Fillippino, Arkansas State University, United States

    Abstract: Everyone knows that education is one of the lowest paid professions. However, teachers are required to have materials for students and not all school districts can afford to buy materials... More

    pp. 1731-1732

  13. Creating Innovators: Can the Exploration of New Technologies in Teacher Education Programs Develop Early Adopters?

    Mia Kim Williams, Teresa Foulger & Keith Wetzel, Arizona State University, United States

    This paper investigates a method for developing innovative tech-savvy teachers through a new assignment in a preservice teacher education course focusing on technology integration. The assignment... More

    pp. 1733-1738

  14. Using Environmental Education as a Foundation for Training Teacher Candidates in the Integration of Learner Centered Technology into Classroom Lessons

    Jana Willis, Brenda Weiser, Janice Meyer & Trudy Driskell, University of Houston - Clear Lake, United States

    Teacher education programs need to move teacher candidates beyond simple technology skill acquisition to more advanced levels where they apply teaching methods that facilitate technology... More

    pp. 1739-1743

  15. Effects of a Technology Enhanced Anticipatory Set (TEASe) on Student Learning

    Dawn Wilson & Linda Brupbacher, Houston Baptist University, United States

    This research explores the instructional effectiveness of a Technology Enhanced Anticipatory Set (TEASe), an instructional strategy which utilizes a multimedia presentation to introduce a unit or... More

    pp. 1744-1749

  16. Integrating Teaching Slides in Science/Technology Course Development

    Da Zhang, Ohio Univerisity - Lancaster, United States; Christine Wolfe, Ohio University - Lancaster, United States

    This study investigated the student attitudes toward the use of PowerPoint teaching slides in the science/technology classroom and aimed at helping science/technology teachers integrate PowerPoint ... More

    pp. 1750-1756

  17. Online Professional Development for K-12 Educators: Benefits for School Districts with Applications for Community College Faculty Professional Development

    Sally Beisser, Drake University, United States

    This brief paper describes an exploration of four schools offering gifted education programs in Russia, two in Moscow and two in St. Petersburg. Some schools required residential living, others... More

    pp. 1757-1761

  18. Authentic Assessment: Myth or Miracle?

    Yayin Chan, University of Southern California, United States

    To assess education is to assess how children learn about culture (their own and others) in the context of daily social interactions and personal changes. Research in non-Western cultures can... More

    pp. 1762-1769

  19. Cross-Cultural Narrative Films as Instructional Technology

    Yayin Chan, University of Southern California, United States

    Today's global challenges demand international competence. Americans who study abroad, participate in scholarly exchange programs, or study foreign areas and languages can be prepared for the... More

    pp. 1770-1775

  20. Building a Longitudinal Virtual Learning Community of Life-Long Global Learners

    Francis Harvey, Drexel University School of Education, United States; Christina Charnitski, Graduate Department of Education, Immaculata University, United States

    This paper will present and analyze the next phase of a three-year project to use existing and emerging technologies to engage K-12 teachers and their students in authentic, continuing global... More

    pp. 1776-1779